A tad reminiscent of the "Big Four" jams, Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett joined Anthrax on stage last night at the Warfield in San Francisco, California. You can check out some fan-filmed footage from the show below.
After all the fanfare surrounding the Big Four -- which included an epic Guitar World cover -- it seems natural that other bands might want to cash in on the idea of having an amazing lineup get together for a few magical shows.
Guitar World made history in Milan, Italy, on July 6, 2011, by getting Metallica’s James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine, Slayer’s Kerry King and Anthrax’s Scott Ian to pose for group photos — the first photos ever to feature all the guitarists of thrash metal’s Big Four tour.
We're excited to be able to bring you the exclusive premiere of a brand new track from the Damned Things, "Trophy Widow." The track is taken from Batman: Arkham City – The Album, which will be released on October 4, just two weeks before the highly-anticipated release of the new video game, Batman: Arkham City on October 18.
The November 2011 issue of Guitar World is available now, and it's a good one (if I do say so myself). First of all, there's the Big Four historic photo shoot, as represented on the cover and the two-sided fold-out poster inside (featuring James Hetfield and Dave Mustaine, reunited for the first time in years). Guitar World did the impossible, getting Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Mustaine, Kerry King and Scott Ian gather for a roundtable discussion about their music, history and the greatest thrash tour of all time.
In the midst of all the chaos, I caught up with the members of Anthrax fresh from their opening performance of the day to talk about the added pressure of playing Yankee Stadium, how it felt playing news songs during the show and what songs they would choose for the Big For jam.
As is now customary, last night's Big Four show at Yankee Stadium featured a "jam" with members of all four bands -- Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax -- taking the stage to perform a classic song. Usually, the track has been Diamond Head's "Am I Evil?," but last night, the bands played a song they had never before played together: Motorhead's "Overkill."